Foundation Joins Plea for Georgia to allow Online Vision Care

Dear Governor Kemp, We the undersigned organizations, representing a variety of constituencies, urge you to suspend your state’s prohibition on ocular telehealth services during this time of crisis. Patients, underserved communities and taxpayers would all benefit from your timely action. Georgia, along with the rest of the country, is facing a pandemic that has dramatically affected the ways Georgians live and work. Leaders such as yourself have been quick to act—and we applaud your executive orders allowing flexibility in the ways that Georgians can receive healthcare services. These measures help … Continue Reading →

News Release: Foundation Named to Global ‘Best Independent Think Tanks’ List

News Release | For Immediate Release January 31, 2020 Contact: Benita Dodd at (404-256-4050) Foundation Named to Global ‘Best Independent Think Tanks’ List Atlanta – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation has been named one of the world’s “Best Independent Think Tanks” of 2019 in a survey released this week by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program. The Foundation and the Texas Public Policy Foundation – a sister think tank in the State Policy Network – are the only U.S. state-based free-market think tanks ranked as “Best Independent … Continue Reading →

Media Advisory: Heritage’s Hans von Spakovsky Talks Election Integrity Aug. 27

“Election Integrity: Facts, Fraud and Fiction,” a policy briefing with Heritage Senior Legal Fellow Hans von Spakovsky.

Foundation Welcomes Kyle Wingfield as Next President and CEO

Georgia native Kyle Wingfield, AJC columnist, to succeed McCutchen.

Foundation Ranks on Global ‘Best Independent Think Tanks’ List

Foundation’s a Global Go-To think tank!

Rogers Wade Named to Georgia Trend’s 2018 Most Influential Hall of Fame

Foundation Board Chair Rogers Wade is honored in Georgia Trend Hall of Fame

Foundation Mourns Passing of Dr. Michael H. Mescon, 2016 Freedom Award Recipient

“Pied Piper of Private Enterprise” has enormous legacy.

Coalition Letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Coalition letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

News Release: Coalition Urges Administration to Champion Choice Agenda

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release June 7, 2017 Contact: Benita Dodd, Georgia Public Policy Foundation | (404) 256-4050  Foundation Joins National Coalition Urging Trump Administration To Champion Constitutionally Focused Education Choice Agenda Atlanta – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation has joined a dozen state and national organizations that champion education choice in sending a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today to praise her outspoken commitment to parental choice in education.  The letter outlines the importance of state-led efforts on education choice, emphasizing the need to remain true … Continue Reading →

Foundation Joins Coalition Asking U.S. Supreme Court to Protect Free Speech

24 state think tanks ask Supreme Court to protect donor privacy.

AJC Publishes Foundation Op-Ed on 2017-18 Ga. Session

Foundation’s hopes for 2017-18

AJC Poll Finds Most Georgia Voters Support Education Choice

Education, school choice, vouchers, Georgia policy, Georgia

Foundation Celebrates 25 Years, Honors Dr. Michael H. Mescon

Foundation’s 25th Celebration Honors Dr. Michael Mescon

A 25th Celebration of Private Enterprise, Education Innovation and Economic Opportunity

An extraordinary opportunity to unite three giants under one roof to celebrate

Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Set for Nov. 11

Early-Bird Special: $25 off tickets through 9/25 for our 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner.

Aug. 22: Policy Briefing Luncheon with British Consul-General Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford

What’s the meaning of life for the United Kingdom after “Brexit?”

Free-Market Groups Denounce Intimidation by Senate Democrats

We hear you. Your threat is clear: There is a heavy and inconvenient cost to disagreeing with you.

2016 Legislative Session: Bills We Are Following

(Updated March 23 at 9:36 am)   Criminal Justice SB 367 – A broad criminal justice reform package including youth diversion programs, community supervision and increased eligibility for parole for certain drug offenders. (Passed Senate 53-0, Passed House 166-1) HB  832 – Would require criminal proceedings to be completed prior to civil asset forfeiture. (No action) Education SB 92 – Would create a universal Education Savings Accounts. Five states have authorized ESAs. (No action) HB 848 – Blue Star Family Scholarship Program would provide scholarships for children of military service members to … Continue Reading →

CPA, Readers Hail Georgia Tax Reform Plan

The Foundation has received numerous compliments after Kelly McCutchen’s March 18 commentary about the state tax reform legislation that passed the Senate March 16. One comment came from CPA Jeff Kellar: With Florida and Tennessee not having an individual income tax, and Alabama’s rate of 5 percent, Georgia should continue to move in a more competitive direction.  One additional measure the state could employ to assist and encourage small business, would be to eliminate the Net Worth Tax on small business corporations. (Tennessee imposes a “Hall” tax on certain interest and dividend income). … Continue Reading →

Senate Resolution Honors Foundation for 25 Years of Service to Georgia

Senate honors Georgia Public Policy Foundation.